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Today's News

  • Be the first in history to ride Led Zeppelin at Hard Rock Park

    A joint creative connection between Hard Rock Park and legendary guitarist Jimmy Page, "Led Zeppelin—The Ride" was conceived to give Led Zeppelin fans the ultimate amusement park experience.

    "Led Zeppelin – The Ride," named by Page, will also feature the Zeppelin smash-hit “Whole Lotta Love” which was selected for the ride by Page himself. The band's hit will be pumped out on the coasters powerful 64 speakers, generating 1,200 watts of music as the coaster hurtles the screaming rider down its mile long track at speeds hitting 65 mph.

  • Some tips for effectively landscaping a yard—Part 3

    For the past two weeks, we have been examining the process of transforming your yard into a beautiful planned garden. This week, we focus on the final steps in the landscape process.

    Steps in the Process

    Develop a plot plan

    Conduct a site analysis

    Assess family needs

    Locate use areas

    Design, construct, and plant

    Assess Family Needs

  • Pine pollen not the cause of spring allergies

    Pine pollen may be coating sidewalks and cars with yellow dust, but it is not to blame for making people sneeze.

    People suffer from pollen allergies, but pine pollen doesn’t contribute to it. The chemical composition of pine pollen appears to make it less allergenic than other types.

    Because pine pollen is heavy, it tends to fall straight down, and does not scatter easily in the wind; therefore, it rarely reaches human noses.

  • Shining the spotlight on azaleas

    Azaleas are blooming all over southeastern North Carolina right now.

    During these special two to three weeks, it’s easy to see why people are so enthusiastic about them. These plants have few rivals when it comes to making a colorful impact in the landscape.

    But, lots of people struggle to grow azaleas well. The secret is really no secret at all. You just have to do a good job of preparing the soil and choose the right location.

  • Hewetts celebrate 50 years

    Gerald and Faye Hewett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 2 with a reception at Seaside Christian Fellowship Church, hosted by several family members. The couple has three sons, Jerry (deceased, 1976), Terry and Kelvin; and two grandchildren, Johnathan and Savannah. The couple was married Feb. 13, 1958.

  • Union Elementary announces awards

    Union Elementary School recently had its third nine-weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:

    Citizen of the Month

    Kindergarten: Morgan Barbee, Brady Whitesides, Megan Ross, Shelby Everhart, Jimmy Driggers, Kaylee Crocker, Litsi Olmedo, Trey Shreve, Kiara Baker, Reid Miller, Aldo Gallegos, Kadey Dunlap

    First grade: Jacob Stocks, Hannah Isenhour, Savannah Branch, Kamron Normansell, Dylan Bulak, Kevin Cao, Tiyanna Fullwood, Maggie Flanagan, Roberto Bonfacio, Darrel Williams

  • Supply Elementary announces honor rolls, award winners

    Supply Elementary School recently had its third nine-weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:

    A Honor Roll

    Third grade: Kaleb Ferguson, Rebecca Hewett, Zack Miller

    Fourth grade: Kristyn Loy, Alayna Miller, Alyssa Miller, Ian Niggles

    Fifth grade: Laura Doherty, Troy Fullwood, Patrick Pigott, Ashley Smith, Veronica Wagner

    A-B Honor Roll

  • There are many ways of finding grace

    One of my favorite Sunday treats is watching the television program, “Sunday Morning.”

    I love the variety of topics and enjoy the fact it is a way of keeping in touch with friends who are simultaneously involved with the program from afar.

    Nestled among pieces that reminded viewers of events from years ago and commented on the comparative value of vinyl records over iPod downloads, there was an intriguing interview Maria Shriver conducted with a multimillionaire—whose name I have unfortunately forgotten.

  • Church briefs

    Operation Inasmuch set for April 19

    On April 19, 12 Baptist churches in Brunswick County will join with hundreds of other churches across North Carolina in a statewide Operation Inasmuch Day, according to a news release.

    Volunteers from all over the state will work together to provide assistance to those in need, including: working at food pantries, building wheelchair ramps, handyman repairs, care packages for soldiers and their families and taking blankets to nursing homes.

  • Twins Wally and Pat Kamfolt play in a league of their own

    One leads the league in batting average; the other just made All-Beach Diamond Invitational.

    One plays second base; the other plays shortstop.

    Together, they turn double plays, hit doubles and make their opponents think they are seeing double.

    The Kamfolt twins—Wally and Pat—are a pivotal part of the success of West Brunswick’s baseball team this season.

    “Both of them are solid players, and they work really well together,” said West coach Mike Alderson. “They’re twins, so they think on the same wave pattern.”